The End of an Era.
The beloved Samuel French Theatre Bookshop closed its doors forever on the 12th of April, after a continuous presence here in London since 1830. 46 Beacon was officially published by French on the 10th of April, our West End opening night. I thought I had until the end of the month to see my script on display there, but I was wrong. However, I urgently needed some copies of the play and they said I could come by and pick them up. Just knock on the window and they’d hand them to me. Which I did and they did, but I begged a favor: Could they possibly set up a display of my script in the bookshop window? They were more than happy to accommodate this “bucket list” request, and I’m proud to now be a footnote in the history of this legendary, world-famous theatrical bookstore. So here it is, the last play displayed in Samuel French’s Theatre Bookshop window: 46 Beacon by Bill Rosenfield.